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Corey Smith — Georgia singer, songwriter and guitarist Corey Smith returns to Northwest Arkansas with a show at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville at 9:30 p.m. on Friday. The country musician has developed a writing style that steers clear of the genre tropes of trucks and backroad bonfire parties and points instead toward a more natural view of what it is to be country in the 21st century. Guest Noah Guthrie joins Smith. coreysmith.com. $20.

Today (9/14) Jamie Wolfe — 6 p.m., After 5 Bar, Rogers. Roby Pantall Jazz Duo — 6 p.m., Crystal Bridges, Bentonville. Randall Shreve — Dickson Street Pub, Fayetteville. Eoto — 9 p.m., George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville. $20. The Wild Feathers — JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewing, Fayetteville. Jeff Kearney — Kingfish, Fayetteville. Fetts Folly — Mojo’s…

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Today Branford Marsalis — 7:30 p.m., ArcBest Performing Arts Center, Fort Smith. $32-$35. Libby Starks & Bandit Band — 7 p.m., Choctaw Casino, Pocola, Okla. Morgan Squared Duo — Foghorn’s on Green Acres, Fayetteville. Jason Plumlee — Foghorn’s on W. 15th, Fayetteville. Typsy Gypsy — Foghorn’s, Rogers. Coverblind — Foghorn’s, Springdale. American Aquarium — 8:30…

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Yekwon Sunwoo — At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville will host a concert by South Korean Yekwon Sunwoo, the Gold Medalist in the 15th Annual Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The Chicago Tribune heralds the competitors in this prestigious event as the “World’s Greatest Pianists!” Sunwoo began learning piano at age 8, earned his bachelor’s degree at the Curtis Institute of Music and his master’s at The Juilliard School. crystalbridges.org. $50 ($40/members).

Today Will Brand — 7 p.m., After 5 Bar, Rogers. Open Fields — 7:30 p.m., Dickson Street Pub, Fayetteville. Opal Agafia and the Sweet Nothings — 9 p.m., with Foleys Van, and Red Oak Ruse. George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville. $7. The Record Company — JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewing, Fayetteville. Copelin Bates — JJ’s Grill,…

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The Cate Brothers — Third Saturday Music in the Park at Basin Spring Park in Eureka Springs for August features one of Northwest Arkansas’s favorite bands, The Cate Brothers. The duo will bring its country-style rock ‘n’ roll, rhythm and blues, soul and funk back to the bandshell in Basin Spring Park at 5 p.m. on Saturday for a free show. eurekasprings.org.

Today (8/17) Tony Alvarez — 6 p.m., After 5 Bar, Rogers. Melody Pond — Dickson Street Pub, Fayetteville. Danny Mullen — Foghorn’s on Green Acres, Fayetteville. John Spurling — Foghorn’s on W. 15th, Fayetteville. Rick Atha — Foghorn’s, Rogers. Burford & Miller — Foghorn’s, Springdale. Here Come The Mummies — 8:30 p.m., George’s Majestic Lounge,…

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Luray — Luray is banjo-inspired indie rock fused with classic country and folk, created and performed by Shannon Carey. With production help from brother Sean Carey (of S. Carey and Bon Iver), Luray’s debut album “The Wilder” — out Aug. 27 — creates strange and lovely bedfellows of sound, with an end result somewhere between the likes of Iron & Wine and Emmylou Harris. Luray performs at 9 p.m. Saturday at Stage Eighteen in Fayetteville with Tiffany Lee, and Thunder Comfort. stage18live.com. $7-$10. (Photo: Jake Cunningham)

Today (8/10) Take Cover — 6 p.m., After 5 Bar, Rogers. CHEW — 8:30 p.m., with May the Peace of the Sea Be With You, and Number Stations. Backspace, Fayetteville. $5. Lindsay Will — Foghorn’s on Green Acres, Fayetteville. Tori Miller — Foghorn’s on W. 15th, Fayetteville. Tom Bryant — Foghorn’s, Rogers. Pinetop Renegades —…

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Cranford Hollow — It’s a boot stomp on a dusty bar floor. It’s the clang of a whiskey bottle at last call. It’s grit. It’s the sounds of the South. It’s Cranford Hollow — a blended mix of Southern rock, Appalachian fiddle music and American rock ‘n’ roll. The quintet from Hilton Head Island, S.C. returns to Smoke & Barrel Tavern in Fayetteville for a show on Saturday, blending elements of blues, old-time country and psychedelic rock, and a sprinkle of Sea Island hoodoo. cranfordhollowmusic.com. $7.

Today (8/3) Randall Shreve — Dickson Street Pub, Fayetteville. Josh Abbott Band — JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewing, Fayetteville. Russ Hutchison — JJ’s Grill, Bella Vista. Jon Dooly — JJ’s Grill, Dickson Street. Will Gunselman — JJ’s Grill, Fayetteville. Jabe Burgess — JJ’s Grill, Fort Smith. Lazy Daisy — JJ’s Grill, Rogers. Will Brand —…

Artistic Growth — Peacemaker Music Festival

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The Peacemaker Music and Arts Festival returns to Riverfront Park in Fort Smith this weekend.

Peacemaker expands in third year   JOCELYN MURPHY jmurphy@nwadg.com Board members for the Peacemaker Music and Arts Festival in Fort Smith have been trying to get acclaimed American rock/jam band Gov’t Mule to Riverfront Park since the festival’s inception. For the event’s third year, they did. “People in that area are music fans, you know?”…

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Casey Donahew — “Pure Texas Country” singer Casey Donahew returns to Northwest Arkansas for a free show today at JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewing in Fayetteville. The “All Night Party” singer/songwriter will celebrate his 15th anniversary of being in the music business this fall. To mark the occasion, Donahew will release a new album in October — “15 years: The Wild Ride” — featuring his 15 biggest songs to date, which have been re-recorded specially for this new project. caseydonahew.com.

Today (7/27) The Caleb Miller Solo Project — Dickson Street Pub, Fayetteville. Rick Atha — Foghorn’s on Green Acres, Fayetteville. John Spurling — Foghorn’s on W. 15th, Fayetteville. Caleb Martin — Foghorn’s, Rogers. Isayah’s Allstars — Foghorn’s, Springdale. Local Metal Night — George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville. Take Cover — JJ’s Grill, Dickson Street. Photosphere —…

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Whiskey Myers — Built on the Lynyrd Skynyrd Southern rock template, complete with country and blues overtones, Texas group Whiskey Myers is back in Northwest Arkansas today for a free show at JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewing in Fayetteville. Their breakout album, “Early Morning Shakes,” led the way for their most recent album “Mud,” released in 2016, to debut at No. 4 on the Country Album charts. The group is joined by Stephen Neeper & the Wild Hearts. whiskeymyers.com.

Whiskey Myers — Built on the Lynyrd Skynyrd Southern rock template, complete with country and blues overtones, Texas group Whiskey Myers is back in Northwest Arkansas today for a free show at JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewing in Fayetteville. Their breakout album, “Early Morning Shakes,” led the way for their most recent album “Mud,” released…

An ARC For Bella Vista

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Heather Marie, a vocalist living near Branson, Mo., and Paul Price, who plays guitar and harp guitar, will bring a selection of cover songs to the ARC in Bella Vista tonight.

Historic structure now home to music and more BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Raised in Bentonville, Sara Parnell remembers the brightly painted houses along U.S. 71 as the original Bella Vista — the resort, not the retirement village or the bedroom community it has become. And that’s what she wants others to see, too. So Parnell is…